Dynamic light scattering of associative polymer solutions
Date of Issue1999
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
An important scientific tool for investigating the dynamics of the polymer network in the solution is the dynamic light scattering (DLS) technique. It measures the decay rates of concentration fluctuations of polymer chains in solution, yielding information on various molecular motions of polymer chains. By studying the dynamic properties of polymer solutions, the diffusion properties, hydrodynamic sizes and the microstructures can be investigated.